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Department: MEOSA-Student Affairs
Course: 420-Saturday Morning Science - 2 Facilitators

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Course Faculty:
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Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:15  Max: 40
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The elective will train you to be a facilitator for the Saturday Morning Science 2 (SMS-2) program. As a facilitator you will provide support and mentorship to the high school students participating in the program ans assist with administrative duties in each SMS sessions (this primarily includes checking in students as they arrive and leading small group discussions based on a charge from the faculty presenter for the day). Upon completion of this course, students should have acquired the following knowledge m skills and attitudes.
Learning Activities
The SMS-2 facilitators will utilize written material provided by the elective faculty and their own creativity to lead the small group portion of the SMS program. They will learn how to lead discussions about reproductive medicine with high school students. The wyll also acquire information to assist with fostering interpersonal rapport and how to address inappropriate behavior in their small group if it occurs. Student must attend a facilitator training session and 3 out of 4 SMS sessions in order to fulfill the requirement of the course.
Evaluation Methods
A pre- and post-training survey will be administered to measure each student's confidence in presenting to high school level students. At the end of the program, each student will be required to take one hour multiple choice exam which will assess their knowledge of the basics of health disparities. Feedback will be provided after 3 completed SMS sessions, and after the final evaluations are completed.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Kara Green-Ihedigbo
Contact Phone: 713-798-8646
Contact Fax: 713-798-8449
Contact Location:

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